Gatorade 2023 - 2024: Player of the Year

Boys Basketball - North Dakota

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Tommy Ahneman

Height: 6-FOOT-10
Press Release

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“Tommy was a fierce opponent on the court this season—an elite scorer on offense and intimidating on defense. He made an immediate impact every time he entered a game, often drawing double teams on offense and then guarding the other team’s best post player. He was a big part of his team’s state championship run and he’s a great example of where hard work, dedication and a great attitude will get you.”
Nate Altoff
Assistant Coach assistant coach at West Fargo High
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Athletic Excellence

The 6-foot-10, 235-pound junior power forward averaged 20.3 points, 13.3 rebounds, 2.2 blocks and 1.9 assists this past season, leading the Mustangs (21-6) to the Class AA state title. The 2024 NDHSAA Class AA State Tournament MVP, Ahneman recorded 28 points, 17 rebounds and two blocks in the championship game. Ranked as the nation’s No. 315 recruit in the Class of 2025 by PrepHoops, he will enter his senior campaign as West Fargo Sheyenne’s career rebounding leader with 540.

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Academic Achievement

Ahneman has maintained a 3.33 GPA in the classroom. He will begin his senior year of high school this fall.

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Exemplary Character

Ahneman has volunteered locally by competing in the ABLE Games, a crossfit competition for people of all abilities. He is an active member of both the Fellowship of Christian Athletes and Holy Cross Catholic Church.